CPanel/WHMCS - Open Source Alternatives

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by consultant, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    Are there any OS alternatives or other matches that can handle billing and provisioning of domains sites?

    Currently using the classic pair but looking at something for a new, smaller scale project.
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  2. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Loads of options.

    The most popular commercial control panels are:

    Plesk (owned by Oakley Capital who also own cPanel and WHMCS)
    DirectAdmin
    InterWorx (now owned by LiquidWeb)

    For billing, Blesta is a very good alternative.

    What's the goal?

    Why do you want to avoid WHMCS / cPanel?

    Is open source a necessity?
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  3. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    Part just looking at options, part CPanel 200% price increase.

    I've used Virtualmin with WHMCS before and that is fine and Blesta looks like a front runner.

    I'll look at InterWorx. I remember ruling DirectAdmin out a few years ago, but will review again.

    Thanks for the pointers.
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2019 By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  4. gpietersz

    gpietersz UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I have not used Virtualmin, but its an extension of Webmin. One of my clients uses Webmin with multiple sites on a single VPS and I prefer it to what I remember of cPanel. They did have a problem with letsencrypt, other than that they are happy.

    I do not use control panels much though (I mostly just use ssh) and have not used cPanel for a while so my comparison with cPanel might be out of date.
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2019 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
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  5. GURUCLOUD

    GURUCLOUD UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Blesta / HostBill for WHMCS alternatives
    DirectAdmin is really the only other CP i'd recommend - you need to be much more tech savvy to look after the server however (fine for end user however) - an awful lot more CLI work and back to compiling everything from source.
     
    Posted: Sep 18, 2019 at 10:18 AM By: GURUCLOUD Member since: Jun 15, 2018
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